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There has been a great deal of discussion lately, given the charged political atmosphere, about why we went to war. The Democrats insist that George W Bush misled the public and manipulated intelligence information to attack Iraq. They further claim that he was unaware of what was going on because he did not pay attention to the intelligence that was then available. Then they say there is no credible evidence that Saddam had anything to do with supporting terrorists so why take the war on terror to him? Yes, poor Saddam, he is such a good guy.
John Kerry has stated that he voted to give the President the authority to go to war. He also stated that he would have done things differently. He would have us believe that he is better equipped to understand the intelligence because he spent four months in Vietnam and is a war hero. Interestingly, he is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and yet he has missed a number of briefings. This would lead us to ask how he could know anything close to that which the President was aware.
Senator Hillary Clinton beats the Democratic drum and marches lock step with her party in decrying the president?s actions and lack of knowledge with regard to the attacks of September 11th, 2001. She and her colleagues have been denouncing the President because he allowed the attacks to happen and then went to war based on the idea that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Clinton and her toadies are trumping up the idea that the invasion was all about the oil and family honor. Iraq does not have weapons of mass destruction, any fool can see that.
Add Michael Moore, the man (if that waste of human flesh can be considered a man) that John McCain described as a disingenuous movie producer, and you have a real fiasco. Moore?s movie portrays the President as a person who misled the country to war. Moore, who was at the RNC last night mouthing two more months as Bush supporters chanted four more years, should be considered a member of the so called 527?s because of his blatant attempt to influence the election by lying in what I consider a 90 minute campaign ad for John Kerry.
Let us take a look at how smart those who criticize the President are. Let us look at their own words to determine how well they did with the intelligence. Let us just see how anti-war they were when they received and interpreted the information.
“In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.” Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002
“[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.” Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998.
“We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction. “[W]ithout question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime … He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation. And now he has continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real … Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003
Is it just me, or did these two Senators state that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction and that they have ties to terrorists? I am a bit confused. How is it that George Bush was wrong with regard to intelligence and the whole WMD issue but these two stellar performers were making the same claims? Kerry?s first claim was in a letter to President Clinton so it was before George Bush was in office. When it was the Democrats then it was OK to interpret the intelligence this way and make claims about Saddam and WMD. But when a Republican President looks at the data and arrives at the same conclusion, AND ACTS UPON IT, then he is a war monger out for Iraqi oil.
I guess I should not be surprised by Kerry on this. He has stayed true to form and taken both sides of the issue. I guess he actually said Saddam had WMD before he said that he didn?t. Whatever way the wind blows is where you will find Kerry. I am surprised he has children given that he does not have any testicular fortitude.
Clinton? Typical actions on her part. She opens her mouth and stupidity flows out. Perhaps if she did something more suited to her with that mouth Bill would not have looked for lust in all the wrong places.
The Democratic party! A bunch of losers who can?t remember what lie they told last. They change their points of faster than anyone can keep up. Stevie Wonder will find Waldo before these people get any morals.
I believe it is time to forget the war in Vietnam. Not forget what it meant to this country but forget it in this presidential race. I know that John Kerry brought it up when he reported for duty and his actions made it fair game. I think we can all admire the fact that he served our country and as for his medals and actions, I was not there so I can not comment except to say that there are an awful lot of people who were there questioning Kerry’s recollection of the events. I think that is interesting that he threw the medals away but now acts like he is proud of them.
But I said we should put this behind us. We can not prove he is telling the truth because he will not release his records. That is his prerogative. We can however, focus on what he did when he got home. His actions as a war protestor are well documented and try as he might to bury these actions, they just keep coming back to haunt him. John Kerry came home and provided our enemy with the tools to win the war, not in battle, but in the public’s eyes. He gave aid and comfort to the very people who tortured American prisoners. He met with communists and consorted with Jane Fonda. He disgraced the American flag and all that it stands for. The flag has white for the purity of a new nation, blue for the fidelity of the nation, and red for the blood shed to ensure our freedom. The flag became much redder after John Kerry stuck a knife in the soul of our very being.
Yes, let’s look at what he did when he got home. He can not hide that in a medical record. And while we are at it, let’s look at the other part of his life he cannot hide. His 19 years in the Senate. John Kerry has voted against most every piece of legislation that would be good for America. He voted against many weapons systems and he voted against increases in the military budget. He has voted countless times for tax increases to feed the hungry beast known as government. John Kerry has a poor record as a Senator and this is all public information. Kerry though, must think his senatorial record is tucked away with his medical records because he continually misstates his actions. He voted for one thing, then he voted against it. He says whatever he thinks the electorate wants to hear. He stated recently that he has been tough on Cuba that is why he voted for the Helms-Burton legislation. Problem is, he voted against it. John Kerry has taken both sides of so many issues for so long that he actually believes what he is saying.
Unfortunately, so do many Americans. Mike Hersh falls for this at his web site. He constantly supports whatever Kerry says as if it were the Gospel truth. He is now reporting what former LT Gov Barnes of Texas is saying about getting George Bush in to the National Guard. If Hersh would check he would see that W went in the Guard a year before Barnes was elected.
Oh well, the yellow dog Democrats have never let the truth get in the way of their agenda.
I say, for the rest of the election season we hammer Kerry on what he did when he got home and his dismal 19 year Senate record. Then, we will see some sparks (and maybe tears) fly.
I know this is older but I have seen it on bulletin boards with comments that people do not believe that a person wrote this. They seem to think it was a political hack. This is a well thought letter to John Kerry and you can verify it at Connelly’s web site or call or write him at:
3440 Timberglen Road
Dallas, TX 75287-3490
Dear Senator Kerry:
Since it has become clear that you will probably be
the Democratic nominee for President, I have spent a
great deal of time researching your war record and
your record as a professional politician. The reason
is simple, you aspire to be the Commander in Chief who
would lead my sons and their fellow soldiers in time
of war. I simply wanted to know if you possess the
necessary qualifications to be trusted in that
You see, I belong to a family of proud US veterans. I
was a Captain in the Army Reserve, my father was a
decorated Lieutenant in World War II; and I have four
sons who have either served, or are currently serving
in the military. The oldest is an Army Lieutenant
still on active duty in Afghanistan after already
being honored for his service in Iraq.
The youngest is an E-4 with the military police. His
National Guard unit just finished their second tour of
active duty, including six months in Guantanamo Bay.
My two other sons have served in the national guard
and the navy.
In looking at your record I found myself comparing it
not only to that of my father and my sons, but to the
people they served with. My father served with the
87th Chemical Mortar Battalion in Europe. They landed
on Utah Beach and fought for 317 straight days
including the Cherbourg Peninsula, Aachen, the Hurtgen
Forest, and the Battle of the Bulge.
You earned a Silver Star in Vietnam for chasing down
and finishing off a wounded and retreating enemy
soldier. My father won a Bronze Star for single
handily charging and knocking out a German machine gun
nest that had his men pinned down. You received
three purple hearts for what appears to be three minor
scratches. In fact you only missed a combined total of
two days of duty for these wounds. The men of my
father’s unit, the 87th, had to be admonished by their
commanding officer because: “It has been brought to
our attention that some men are covering up
wounds and refusing medical attention for fear of
being evacuated and permanently separated from this
organization…” It was also a common problem for
seriously wounded soldiers to go AWOL from hospitals
in order to rejoin their units.
You used your three purple hearts to leave Vietnam
early. My oldest boy came home from Iraq with numerous
commendations and then proceeded to volunteer to go to
Afghanistan and from there back to Iraq again. My sons
and father have never had anything but the highest
regard and respect for their fellow soldiers. Yet, you
came home to publicly charge your fellow fighting men
with being war criminals and to urge their defeat by
the enemy. You even wrote a book that had a cover
which mocked the heroism of the US Marines who raised
the flag on Iwo Jima.
Our current crop of soldiers has a philosophy that no
one gets left behind; and they have practiced that
from Somalia to the battlefields of the Middle East.
Yet as chairman of a Senate committee looking into
allegations that many of your fellow servicemen had
been left behind as prisoners in Vietnam, you chose to
defend the brutal Vietnamese regime. You even went so
far as to refer to the families of the POWs and MIAs
as Professional malcontents, conspiracy mongers, con
artists, and dime-store Rambos.
As a Senator you voted against the 1991 Gulf War, and
have repeatedly voted against funds to supply our
troops with the best equipment, and against money to
improve our intelligence cap-ability. I find this
particularly ironic since as a Presidential candidate
you are highly critical of our pre-war intelligence in
Iraq. However, you did vote to authorize the President
to go to war, but have since proceeded to do
everything you can to undermine the efforts of our
government and our troops to win. Is this what our
fighting men and women can expect of you if you are
their Commander in Chief? Will you gladly send them to
war, only to then aid the enemy by undermining the
morale of our troops and cutting off the weapons they
need to win?
Our country is at war Senator, and as has been the
case in every war since the American Revolution, a
member of my family is serving their country during
the war. Now you want me to trust you to lead my sons
in this fight. Sorry Senator, but when I compare your
record to those who have fought and died for this
nation, and are currently fighting and dying,
the answer is not just no, but Hell No!
Michael Connelly February 14, 2004 Dallas, TexasPrint This Post
AMERICA NEEDS TO WAKE UP! That’s what we think we heard on the 11th of September 2001 (When more than 3,000 Americans were killed -AD) and maybe it was, but I think it should have been “Get Out of Bed!” In fact, I think the alarm clock has been buzzing since 1979 and we have continued to hit the snooze button and roll over for a few more minutes of peaceful sleep since then. It was a cool fall day in November 1979 in a country going through a religious and political upheaval when a group of Iranian students attacked and seized the American Embassy in Tehran. This seizure was an outright attack on American soil; it was an attack that held the world’s most powerful country hostage and paralyzed a Presidency. The attack on this sovereign U. S. embassy set the stage for events to follow for the next 25 years. America was still reeling from the aftermath of the Vietnam experience and had a serious threat from the Soviet Union when then, President Carter, had to do something. He chose to conduct a clandestine raid in the desert. The ill-fated mission ended in ruin, but stood as a symbol of America’s inability to deal with terrorism. America’s military had been decimated and down sized/right sized since the end of the Vietnam War. A poorly trained, poorly equipped and poorly organized military was called on to execute a complex mission that was doomed from the start. Shortly after the Tehran experience, Americans began to be kidnapped and killed throughout the Middle East. America could do little to protect her citizens living and working abroad. The attacks against US soil continued. In April of 1983 a large vehicle packed with high explosives was driven into the US Embassy compound in Beirut When it explodes, it kills 63 people. The alarm went off again and America hit the Snooze Button once more. Then just six short months later a large truck heavily laden down with over 2500 pounds of TNT smashed through the main gate of the US Marine Corps headquarters in Beirut and 241 US servicemen are killed. America mourns her dead and hit the Snooze Button once more. Two months later in December 1983, another truck loaded with explosives is driven into the US Embassy in Kuwait, and America continues her slumber. The following year, in September 1984, another van was driven into the gate of the US Embassy in Beirut and America slept. Soon the terrorism spreads to Europe. In April 1985 a bomb explodes in a restaurant frequented by US soldiers in Madrid. Then in August a Volkswagen loaded with explosives is driven into the main gate of the US Air Force Base at Rhein-Main, 22 are killed and the snooze alarm is buzzing louder and louder as US interests are continually attacked. Fifty-nine days later a cruise ship, the Achille Lauro is hijacked and we watched as an American in a wheelchair is singled out of the passenger list and executed. The terrorists then shift their tactics to bombing civilian airliners when they bomb TWA Flight 840 in April of 1986 that killed 4 and the most tragic bombing, Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988, killing 259. Clinton treated these terrorist acts as crimes; in fact we are still trying to bring these people to trial. These are acts of war. The wake up alarm is getting louder and louder. The terrorists decide to bring the fight to America. In January 1993, two CIA agents are shot and killed as they enter CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. The following month, February 1993, a group of terrorists are arrested after a rented van packed with explosives is driven into the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City. Six people are killed and over 1000 are injured. Still this is a crime and not an act of war? The Snooze alarm is depressed again. Then in November 1995 a car bomb explodes at a US military complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia killing seven service men and women. A few months later in June of 1996, another truck bomb explodes only 35 yards from the US military compound in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. It destroys the Khobar Towers, a US Air Force barracks, killing 19 and injuring over 500. The terrorists are getting braver and smarter as they see that America does not respond decisively. They move to coordinate their attacks in a simultaneous attack on two US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. These attacks were planned with precision. They kill 224. America responds with cruise missile attacks and goes back to sleep. The USS Cole was docked in the port of Aden, Yemen for refueling on 12 October 2000, when a small craft pulled along side the ship and exploded killing 17 US Navy Sailors. Attacking a US War Ship is an act of war, but we sent the FBI to investigate the crime and went back to sleep. And of course you know the events of 11 September 2001. Most Americans think this was the first attack against US soil or in America. How wrong they are. America has been under a constant attack since 1979 and we chose to hit the snooze alarm and roll over and go back to sleep. In the news lately we have seen lots of finger pointing from every high officials in government over what they knew and what they didn’t know. But if you’ve read the papers and paid a little attention I think you can see exactly what they knew. You don’t have to be in the FBI or CIA or on the National Security Council to see the pattern that has been developing since 1979. The President is right on when he says we are engaged in a war. I think we have been in a war for the past 25 years and it will continue until we as a people decide enough is enough. America needs to “Get out of Bed” and act decisively now. America has been changed forever. We have to be ready to pay the price and make the sacrifice to ensure our way of life continues. We cannot afford to keep hitting the snooze button again and again and roll over and go back to sleep. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Admiral Yamamoto said “… it seems all we have done is awakened a sleeping giant.” This is the message we need to disseminate to terrorists around the world. Support Our Troops and support President Bush for having the courage, political or militarily, to address what so many who preceded him didn’t have the backbone to do both Democrat and Republican. This is not a political thing to be hashed over in an election year this is an AMERICAN thing. This is about our Freedom and the Freedom of our children in years to come.
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